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English definition of “provision”

provision

noun [C] (LAW)    /prəˈvɪʒ.ən/
a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done, especially before another can happen or be done: We have inserted certain provisions into the treaty to safeguard foreign workers. [+ that] She accepted the job with the provision that she would be paid expenses for relocating.Rules and laws
(Definition of provision noun (LAW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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